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How to Fly Into LaGuardia and Get Where You’re Going

Arriving in NYC is tricky enough as it is, so here’s a helpful article about the various ways to get to your end destination in the city when arriving into LaGuardia Airport.


NYC’s Team: The New York Yankees

This is a quick three rule guide on how to become a Yankees fan once someone moves to NY.


Grocery Shopping in New York City

I grew up in the midwest, so the past few years in New York have been quite the life adjustment as I’ve gotten used to smaller spaces, more people, and public transportation.  When trying to explain this shift to people back home, I’ve found the best example to be grocery shopping- everyone buys groceries and […]


The Job Hunt

Unfortunately, living in NYC costs money… I know, right? There’s two routes you can take in regards to jobs when moving to NYC. First, you can secure a job for yourself and then make the move. Second, you can do what I did and save up some money, move out there, and then hope to […]


An Introduction to the Subway

Nothing in New York bonds people together in the way the subway does – everyone uses it, everyone has an opinion on their line of choice and everyone hates it during the summer.  If you have never ridden in the subway before, know that it is a unique world with its own customs, etiquette, currency and […]


Mistakes to Avoid During Your First Few Weeks in New York

As a precursor to my first post on this brilliantly overdue website, I dare not claim that I have accomplished the goal and graduated to bona fide New Yorker status. 16 months does not a New Yorker make. What 16 months in this big tiny city does make, however, is a misplaced and disgruntled Midwesterner…who […]


Blogs Every New Yorker Should Be Reading

This is obviously not the only website out there about New York City.  There are blogs about nearly everything in New York: apartments, arts, individual neighborhoods, specific lifestyles, food, news, there is even a blog about a particular puddle in DUMBO. Everyone has their favorites and this, of course, is nowhere near an exhaustive list. […]


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